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· Revitalizing the Dead Sea
· Jordan Valley: Eco-Agriculture
· Jordan Valley-Humanity
· Poughkeepseed-Modular Bioremediation
· Up-Poughkeepsie
· Clinton Water Front Park

·  Infrastructure and Energy
· Helcome-Hell's Kitchen · Recognizing Two Montgomeries · EVOLO-A “Non-Existent” Tower · Fabrics and Typologies: Paris · Public Space/ Recombinant Urbanism
· Kent Avenue
· Poughkeepsie Possibilties Interaction · Poughkeepsie-Site Research


· Sun Terrace
· Urban Treehouse-165 Charles St. in NYC
· Chelsea Market in NYC
· Sun Island
· Genghis Khan Town Master Planning


·  Encoded Matter
· Integrated Parametric Delivery
· Xinformodeling
· Urbanisms & Algorithms
·  Post Office_Communication
· MAP-Arcgis


· The New Central Axis of Canton
· Regeneration fo Canton Center Axis
· Wuri Renovation · Renovation of Industrial Park · Regenerate Majia River Harbor Area · Reframing Dong Qing Family DIstrict


· Other Work-Models
· Drawings&Photography
· Films&Animations 


· China
· America
· Europe
· Africa
· Asia



Graduate Student at Columbia University in the City of New York

Project Designer at TLS Landscape Architecture in San Francisco Bay Area

What I learn and obtain in Architure and urban design is showing me our responsibility to take humanism, environment and economy for granted. It is the surroundings that show us the inviting world so that I barely hope to use my design to find what I can share with the endangered earth, probably architecture, environment, activity, space, emotions or even some actions to feel the future.

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1425 7th ST, APT 3
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Email: wz2354@columbia.edu



New York State
Fall 2016 I Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, I New York City
Instructor: Lee Altman
Name: Up-Poughkeepsie
Team: Wanpeng Zu, Yanyan Xu, Jinbao Liu, Linshu Huang

Our design proposal is U-POUGHKEEPSIE which means to bring vitality to create a better and better, up and up Poughkeepsie. We are trying to maximize the potential of underutilized open space which could be an activator to provide activities in Poughkeepsie in order to better serve the community.

Poughkeepsie has many underutilized spaces as a result of urban renewal projects and a general economic decline that has led to abandoned and vacant properties. These spaces have a negative impact on many aspects of citizen life such as pedestrian safety and experience, environment quality, housing price, and in the case of private properties fail to provide tax revenue to the city.
Starting from analyzing Poughkeepsie’s underutilized space and the possibilities that each space can offer, we found five attributes to classify them into ten typologies, including the ownership, bus accessibility, ground condition, building and location, which help us determine proposals according to different programs for each site. The ten typologies with different activities which we design has been combined as a system that could serve different kinds of people within several scales, such as kids, homeless and senior residents.

In order to fund our system, we plan to approach investors. One approach is that we could reorganize underutilized space with non-profit agencies, food banks and also charities for providing a better quality of life for people in Poughkeepsie. Another approach is to reduce the tax for private developers in order to encourage more construction in the underutilized space.

Based on our analysis we can propose that underutilized spaces have the most potential to create a positive impact of the city, and how those sites could be activated. Our system could help to improve the whole city from four aspects: education level, job opportunity, public safety and neighborhood vitality. As a result, the residents could archive a better quality of life and have a vibrant future.